Comparing the First and Second Temples. First, the numbers. Second, the grievous sins that brought each down. And how to characterize the different eras? Also, the revealed nature of the sins of the First Temple and the hidden nature of the sins of the Second Temple. R. Yochanan and Resh Lakish debate which generation was better… With an eye to a Third Temple. Plus, Rabbah bar bar Hannah helps Resh Lakish and gets puts down for his troubles. Resh Lakish faults the Jews in Babylonia for not returning to Zion when they could have done so.
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